Makerere’s Dr. Aggrey Semeere appointed principle investigator at international AIDS consortium

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Dr. Aggrey S. Semeere a physician and researcher with IDI has been appointed as a Principle Investigator at the East African International Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA-EA).

Semeere’s research interests revolve around the epidemiology, prevention, and early detection of HIV-associated cancers (mainly Kaposi’s sarcoma) and cardiovascular disease among adults living with HIV.

Dr Semeere completed his graduate training in Internal Medicine from Makerere University in 2010.

He obtained additional advanced training in Epidemiology and Implementation Science in the clinical research training program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 2012.

His research, most of which has been supported by the East Africa IeDEA research infrastructure, emphasizes the utilization of advanced epidemiologic methods with observational data and implementation science-based approaches to interventions.

He has led a number of research projects with collaborators within Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Botswana, and the US. He is also actively involved in teaching and mentoring of epidemiology methods, clinical medicine, and implementation science at Makerere University and at the University of San Fransisco, California.

The IeDEA is one of seven regional data centres funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health to provide a rich resource for globally diverse HIV/AIDS data.

Indiana University leads the East African region in collaboration with the University of California San Francisco (U.S.), Columbia University (U.S.), University of Toronto (Canada), Moi University (Kenya), Mbarara University (Uganda), the Kenyan Medical Research Institute (Kenya) and the Tanzanian National AIDS Control Program (Tanzania).

The East African Regional Data Center houses expertise in merging, sharing and analyzing routine data collected within HIV care and treatment programs as well as proficiency in the design, conduct and analysis of implementation research.

Source: Makerere University’s Infectious Disease Institute

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